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Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Palm Beach Center Dentist Dr. Cohen

Lee R. Cohen, D.D.S., M.S., M.S., is a Dual Board Certified Periodontal and Dental Implant Surgeon. He is a graduate of Emory University and New York University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Cohen completed his surgical training at the University of Florida / Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He served as Chief Resident and currently holds a staff appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Implantology. Dr. Cohen lectures, teaches and performs clinical research on topics related to his surgical specialty.

The focus of his interests are conservative approaches to treating gum, bone and tooth loss. He utilizes advanced techniques including the use of the Periolase Dental Laser (LANAP procedure) to help save teeth, dental implants, regenerate supporting bone and treat periodontal disease without the use of traditional surgical procedures. Additionally, Dr. Cohen is certified in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, which is a scalpel and suture free procedure to treat gum recession with immediate results.

Dr. Cohen uses in-office, state of the art 3D CT imaging to develop the least invasive dental implant and bone regeneration treatment options. Dr. Cohen and his facility are state certified to perform both IV and Oral Sedation procedures. Botox® and Dermal Fillers are also utilized to enhance patients' cosmetic outcomes.

Dr. Cohen formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Periodontology and the Florida Dental Association. He is past president of the Florida Association of Periodontists and the Atlantic Coast District Dental Association. Dr. Cohen is a member of the American College of Maxillofacial Implantology and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. In addition, he has been awarded Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Cohen resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with his wife Melissa and their children Ariel, Anna, and Jacob. Melissa was formerly an elementary school teacher in the Jupiter School District.

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Below is a summary of Dr. Cohen's biography:


Board Certified (Diplomate)

American Board of Periodontology

Board Certified (Diplomate)

American Board of Oral Implantology

Certificate in Periodontology

University of Florida 2001

Masters in Periodontology (MS)

University of Florida 2001

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

New York University 1998

Masters in Health Policy & Management (MS)

New York University 1998

Bachelors in Biology

Emory University 1992

High School

Horace Mann School 1988

Clinical Appointments

Clinical Associate Professor

Shands Hospital / U. of Florida College of Dentistry

Courtesy Clinical Faculty

The Pankey Institute

Licenses / Certifications / Training

Dental Licenses

Florida, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, California

IV Sedation Certification:


American Heart Association:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support /
CPR & Basic Life Support




Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) / Dermal Fillers


Effects of Immediate Placement and Immediate Loading of Single Unit Anterior Implants on Crestal Bone and Soft Tissue Heights. (Sponsored by Nobel Biocare)

Root Coverage Effectiveness Using a Subepithelial Acellular Dermal Allograft in Miller Class II Recession Defects: A Pilot Study. (To be submitted for publication)

Independent Analyses of Microbiological Samples by Three Oral Testing Laboratories. (J. Dent Res80: Abst1465, 2001)

Professional Associations / Appointments / Honors

Florida Board of Dentistry

(Anesthesia Committee)

American Dental Association

(Delegate / Alternate Delegate)

Florida Dental Association

(Board of Trustees / Delegate)

Florida National Dental Convention

(2007 Program Chairman)

Florida Association of Periodontists

(Officer, 2010 President, BOD Liaison)

North Palm Beach County Dental Association

(2010 President)

American Academy of Periodontology

(Board of Trustees/ADA Liaison)

Atlantic Coast District Dental Association

(Officer, 2011 President)

Atlantic Coast District Dental Association


American Dental Society of Anesthesiology


Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology


Academy of Osseointegration


American College of Dentists


International College of Dentists


Pierre Fauchard Academy